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Week Starts Warm, Ends Wet

Happy Monday! Isolated showers and thunderstorms will dot the viewing area this afternoon into the evening hours. The best chance for those occurring will be south and west of Columbus, although coverage will be about 1 in 5 areawide. Highs…

Warm Start to Week; Isolated Storms

After a Sunday that saw a late start to shower and thunderstorm activity, Monday looks to hold more of the same weather. Highs will be in the low to middle 90s, with isolated afternoon…

East Alabama Medical Center Starts Drug Takeback Program

East Alabama Medical Center plans to launch a Drug Takeback Program. They said in an effort to help reduce drug overdoses and keep unused or old prescriptions out of the wrong hands, EAMC will begin accepting unused and expired…

Extradition Hearing Set For Derrill Richard Ennis

The man who was arrested for the murder of an Auburn woman back in 2006 will be back in Alabama soon. 38-year-old Derrill Richard Ennis will have an extradition hearing on September 4 in Montgomery County, Virginia, where he…

Toasty Weekend

Clouds will give way to a partly to mostly sunny sky Saturday. While a stray afternoon thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out, most of the time should be rain-free and toasty. That goes hand-in-hand for Sunday, too.   Patchy clouds…

Man Sentenced to 36 Months for Quadruple Fatal Crash

Markees Spires asked a Russell County Judge for mercy accepting responsibility for that quadruple fatal accident. As much as today's hearing was about his sentence, it was also about the four innocent lives snatched…

Thunderstorms Exit Stage South

Broken bands of thunderstorms will settle southward this evening, eventually weakening and moving into the panhandle of Florida.    Before then, any storm can be accompanied by small hail and wind gusts to 40 mph.   However, those kind of winds…

Stormy Friday

A short waving push through the TN Valley will help aid in the development of more scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms today especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms could get strong…

Late-Day Thunderstorm

Friday will feature a similar setup to Thursday.   After patchy morning fog burns off, the combination of daytime heating of humid air, and a wave of low pressure tracking west to east along the length of a stationary front…

Some Heavy Thunderstorms

A stationary front across northern portions of Alabama and Georgia will work the daytime heating of our current humid air mass to help ignite showers and thunderstorms.   A couple of these storms will be accompanied with small hail and…

Showers & Thunderstorms Through the Weekend

A weak frontal boundary moves into the area today and lingers for a while, so expect better coverage of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tomorrow and possibly for the weekend. A shortwave disturbance…

More Late-Week Storms

Thunderstorms weakening as they cross the Mississippi River overnight will likely redevelop Thursday with the heating of the day.   These storms will arrive in our neighborhood during the afternoon and early nighttime hours. Overall, the next couple of afternoons…

"Grow With Google Tour" Makes a Stop in Opelika

Google was in Opelika at the Lewis Cooper, Jr. Memorial Library Wednesday as part of their “Grow with Google Tour." It’s a new initiative to help create more economic opportunities for people. They…

Stormier Period Arrives

A hit/miss thunderstorm (more miss than hit) this evening will give way to another tranquil night.  However, a broken line of thunderstorm just south of the Tennessee/Alabama line will most certainly be watched closely.    Those storms will likely fizzle…

A Better Chance of Rain Coming

A weak frontal boundary coming in from the northwest pushes into northern GA/AL today and should reach our area tomorrow. It is expected to stall and hover when it gets here, so rain chances…

A Few Stormy Days Ahead

Skies will clear overnight with patchy fog possible by daybreak. Wednesday will likely turn out to be a similar day to Tuesday with pop-up, slow-moving thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours.  While most areas will not have a…

Thunderstorm Upturn

A few slow-moving thunderstorms will remain on the prowl throughout this evening.   While most areas will not have a problem, any thunderstorm can be accompanied by penny-size hail, intense downpours and wind gusts over 40 mph. Skies will clear…

Extreme Heat Today

***A Heat Advisory will be in effect this afternoon*** Sweltering heat will be the big weather story today with highs in the low to mid 90s under partly cloudy skies with heat indices into…

Heat Index > 100

High heat will continue to grip the Chattahoochee Valley through the middle of this week. Although a thunderstorm will be on the prowl during the afternoon and evening hours, the coverage will be far more miss than hit. Therefore,…

Opelika Heads Back to School

Opelika headed back to school Monday with some upgrades. “One of the big things is at Morris Avenue Intermediate, we had a 98 day construction $ 2.4 million project to replace the heating…

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